It is 4:55 am in the Portland Airport and I just finished a McDonald’s breakfast with hot coffee. It was one of those breakfasts in a biscuit deals. Patty drove me up this morning and I am waiting to board my plane to Kenai, Alaska to fish for salmon. The best thing about the breakfast is that I get to take my mask off to eat. Needless to say, I am dragging this fine breakfast out until time to get on the plane at 6:00 am. I got three pancakes with the egg Mcmuffin but I am not eating pancakes on my diet so they make a great excuse for me to sit here for two hours with no mask on. People are coming and going and not paying much attention to me anyway. I do see a couple of other people sitting at tables not too far from mine whom I suspect are doing the same thing as I am.
I didn’t go to bed last night because I was afraid I would sleep through the alarm that was set for 2:00 am, so I sat up and read and prayed and watched YouTube video’s of fishing in Alaska. Patty went to bed at 8:00 pm and is back home in bed right now. I have a window seat so I plan on leaning up against the wall of the plane when I get on, and sleeping all the way to Anchorage. I need to be rested up and ready to fish when I get there.
I wrote out a personal commitment just for this trip, it goes like this, “It will be very easy to excuse not reading my Bible, not praying, and not memorizing Scripture, because I don’t get to do this but once a year, and a few misses won’t matter that much. But they will matter, for all eternity. So, no matter how tired I am, no matter how good the fishing is, I will spend time with You Lord, substantial time, every day.”